'''MARK MCGOWAN 07956084780 firstname.lastname@example.org'''
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DUE TO EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES THE SIX RUNNING ASS TAP EXHIBITION HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
I have recieved an enormous amount of mail and telephone calls and decided that due to the weight of public opinion i will not be carrying on with this project.
'''BEAT A TRAFFIC WARDEN WITH STICKS 2006'''
Mark went out onto the streets of Bethnal Green and gave members of the public the opportunity to beat him, dressed as a traffic warden Mark got well and truly hammered for 8 hours.
'''ARTIST ATTEMPTS WORLD HAMBURGER EATING RECORD.'''
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I attempted to eat 70 hamburgers but only managed 22. i was in absolute bits i cant even believe that i ate that many. i remember every single one of them.
i arrived at the venue in Hamburg and the burgers were especially made for me by a chef.
the burgers contained, beef, anchovies, capers, egg, milk, bread and onion.
what a riduclous recipe and the burgers were the size of quaterpounders.
i was so sick and had pains in my belly.
the venue was spectaclur it was in the Aluvohalle of the art school in Hamburg.
i was on the german television and in the german newspapers, even though i failed it was an incredible 8 hour adventure. the music from Rocky was played through out the event and sometimes i would jump up and shadow box to try and ease off the enormous gut that was building up. things started to get tough around 12/14 burgers then every burger took a tourtous 20 minutes to eat with long breaks in between.
but i can actually say that i ate 22 hamburgers once.
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'''A CANTERBURY TALE'''
MARK MCGOWAN CRAWLED ON HIS HANDS AND KNEES FOR 55 MILES HE STARTED FROM LONDON BRIDGE ON THE 26TH DECEMBER 2005
AND FINISHED AT CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL ON 6TH JANUARY 2006
sir edmund hilary, scott of the antartic, dame helen mccarthy, ben fogle
where are you now
mark mcgowan is crawling on his hands and knees from london bridge to canterbury with a rose clenched between his teeth 18 boxes of chocolates tied around his wrists and ankles and a triangular sign on his back saying could you love me. I'd stick my penis into your rectum.
'''THE UNNECESARY JOURNEY'''
In an extra ordinary art exhibition, enviromentally conscious artist Mark Mc''''''Gowan is planning to keep a car (an Audi 80), running everyday for one year in order to produce enormous amounts of unnecessary pollution. The car will be turned on, on tuesday 15th November 2005, at 6pm and is part of a major group exhibition in Peckham South east London.
'''THE RUNNING TAP'''
In an extraordinary art performance, environmentally conscious artist Mark Mc''''''Gowan planned to turn on a cold water tap in the House Gallery in Camberwell, London and leave it running for one year, wasting 15 million litres of water. Due to the intervention of Thames Water, he had to turn it off again.
‘Basically it's an art piece for people to come and look at and enjoy aesthically, it is also a comment on a social and environment issue.'
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''RunningTap - transcript of BBC interview''
In an extra ordinary art performance, environmentally conscious artist Mark Mc''''''Gowan will
be attempting to cartwheel the 57 miles from Brighton to London withtwo 12lb rocks tied around
each ankle and 18 sticks of pink Brighton rock cellotaped across the front of his face, in a protest
against people who take pebbles home from the beach as it is diminishing the Sussex coastline
and is causing what is potentially an environmental catastrophe. it is not just one or two stones,
people are filling up 9 or 10 builders sacks and transporting them home in their cars, a problem
which is belived to have been caused by makeover garden television programmes.
Mc''''''Gowan says, ‘It is a long way to cartwheel, 57 miles, but I am up for the event, even though
I am not a great cartwheeler. The event will finish outside Margaret Beckett’s office, Nobel House,
Smith Square, SW1,. The project should last about two weeks and begins on Wednesday
10th August 2005 at 10am from Brighton pier.
'''Cartwheel Artist Collapses after 4 Days'''
Mark Mc''''''Gowan twisted his back late on Saturday evening and never quite recovered, completing one cartwheel
too many he crumpled into a heap on the side of the road and he tried to continue but couldn't move. He
lay motionless for over 10 minutes and was consoled and comforted by passers later on he said, ìI did my
best, I hope I haven't let down too many supporters. Local council officials have said that they will prosecute anyone removing stones
from beaches. Mark says he will be resting his back and consulting a chiropracter.
The intention was to attach 17,200 multi coloured clothes
pegs onto an alcoholic called Barry. In the end the alcoholics
pegged Mark, but they got bored quite quickly and some
friends pegged Mark instead, only managing 4,500.
'''BIG TOE BUS PULL 2004'''
Mark pulled a London Routemaster bus along the road with his big toe
for 30 metres using only a piece of string and lots of will power, he
was protesting about the excessive use of bus lanes.
'''PENIS CHIPS AND BEANS 2003'''
Mark sat in a bath of beans with two chips stuck up his nose
and 48 penis' strapped to his head for two weeks,
he was advocating the consumption of the much maligned
'''ARTIST KEYS CAR 2005'''
In another controversial performance Mark wanderd the streets of
South East London randomly keying cars. Which is a criminal offence and stupid. Mark can't get a job...loser.
Be-mag fucking sucks.
'''OCEAN WAVE II 2003/4'''
On December 28th 2003 Mark set out from Peckham
in South East London and attempted to sail 400 miles to Glasgow
in Scotland in a shopping trolley, along the way he collected
gifts from english people intending to hand them out to
the people of Scotland as a reconciliation for the William
Wallace thing. He failed in his attempt after 17 days and 65
miles, due to bad weather conditions and poor equipment.
'''AUTUMN LEAVES PROTEST 2004'''
Mark nailed his feet to the gallery wall protesting against leaves.
'''100,000 KISSES FOR TONY BLAIR 2005'''
On Election Day, May 5th 2005, Mark successfully kissed an
A4 colour laminated photograph of Tony Blair 100, 000
times, the performance took place outside 10 Downing Street.
He said that he was unsure at the begining where
to kiss the Prime Minister, on the forehead would be like
kissing a baby, on the cheek would be like kissing my mum
and on the lips just seemed gay. In the end he kissed him
on the lips saying i'm not gay, Tony's not gay and everyone
knows that. After 100,000 kisses things did get a bit weird
towards the end. He then tried to get a camel to lick his scrotum.
It kicked him in the testicles. Mark is a fag.
'''POLICEMAN NUT 2003'''
Mark pushed a policeman's nut along the road for 7 miles with his
nose, starting at Goldsmiths College in South London and
ending at Number 10 Downing Street where he gave the
policeman a handjob, he was protesting against student fees.
'''YOU TURKEY 2003'''
Mark walked backwards for 11miles with a 27lb turkey on top
of his head shouting at fat people along the way through a
homemade loud hailer, it was a piece about the obesity pandemic.
Incredibly Mark rolled from the Elephant and Castle to Bethnal Green
singing 'We Wish You A Merry Christmas', in an attempt to get
people to be kind to cleaners for Christmas.
Mark pulled a television along the road with his ear for six miles from
Milan centraltrain station to Silvio Burlesconi's house, protesting
against politicians control of the media.
'''ARTIST EATS COX 2004'''
In a private at home performance, Mark ate a cock which caused
widespread controversy. he said that he was trying
to bring to the attention of people the plight of crackheads.
Stating that a million people marched for cox and a million
people marched against cox, but what about the
crackheads who is going to march for them.
'''BEAT A POLICEMAN OFF 2001'''
Mark dressed as a metropolitan policeman in Clapham Art Gallery
and invited members of the public to beat him with sticks.
At one point he was chased from the gallery through local streets
'''DOING THINGS THE HARD WAY 2001'''
Mark crawled on his hands and knees from Peckham to Camberwell Green
with big wads of cotton wool coming out of his ears and a stereo system
strapped to his back blaring out Frank Sinatra singing 'i did
it my way", over and over.
Mark was the doormat for the Trade Apartment Gallery for the evening.
Mark stood in the corner of the Centenary Gallery with a dunces
hat on for eight hours.
Mark famously catapulted (pushed) two old ladies in a home
made rocket up a twenty two foot
launch pad into a hexagon shaped tarpaulined water landing area.
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